July 05, 2006

Home from the seas

I have, as we are fond of saying in my office, returned with my shield and not on it. Actually, as far as visits to in-laws go, this was among the best. I attribute that to my decision to strike out on my own a bit, to leave my kids with my in-laws, and to make my own way in Oslo. Since I have a number of friends and made some appointments for myself, it was not too terribly difficult. Just had to suffer through a number of interminable family dinner parties at night, really. The days, however, the days were mine.

A full report to follow. When the jet lag clears. The baby, unfortunately, senses weakness and was up three or four times last night. I am a bit tired.

Sunday I was swimming in the Oslo Fjord and today I am back at my desk. I feel like the arm of a record player dropping back into a well worn groove. I'm not sure I like it. I usually find some comfort in routine. Today I wonder whether routine, while often pleasurable, comes at the expense of imagination. You follow along, like the milkman's horse, and forget to lift your head, to look at the horizon.

In other words, were it not for kids, I feel the need to go on an adventure. Quit the job, move to Oslo, and see what happens. I bet I could find something. Certainly found some beautiful apartment listings on the web.

Posted by Random Penseur at July 5, 2006 01:32 PM | TrackBack

Welcome back! Sounds like a fun trip. Would love to visit Norway someday, but need to do a bit more genealogical research to pin down where my norsk ancestors originated.

Posted by: JohnL at July 5, 2006 03:14 PM

We're just back from that part of the world and while I thought Oslo was very beautiful, omg the prices! No wonder the Vikings stole everything they could get their hands on. *grin*

Posted by: Jocelyn at July 5, 2006 04:48 PM

Welcome back, RP!

Once in a while I think it would be cool to just get in the truck, point it towards work but keep on going just to see where I end up.

I just might end up in Connectuicut one of these days doing just that.

It's always a nice fantasy before the reality of a heap of bills and responsibilities snaps you right back!

Posted by: Mark at July 5, 2006 09:32 PM

A walk about.

I've had the urge for the past couple of months to go incommunicado. Pack a couple of bags, toss them in the truck and set sail.

Only problem, I'd miss the phinlet and if I took him with me the wife would skin me alive. If I took the wife she'd kill me for teasing her about having to stop every hour so she can pee.

Still, it's nice to seek refuge in the hope that one day I'll escape.

Posted by: phin at July 6, 2006 08:18 AM

Welcome home. You were missed.

Posted by: Wicked H at July 6, 2006 09:53 AM
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